[nfbwatlk] I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Jun 28 23:17:51 UTC 2014

Mike:  I think this happens because people allow LInked-In to send 
invitations to everybody in their address books.  And then they go 
out because most address books automatically include everyone who 
mails you, including mailing lists.  I just never let Linked-In use 
my address book.  If you do, I don't know whether or not you could 
edit the choices, presume you can, but most people obviously don't.


At 04:21 PM 6/28/2014, you wrote:
>Messages such as the one shown below aren't from the originator directly but
>are canned invitations sent automagically on behalf of a LinkedIn subscriber
>by LinkedIn. As such, I consider them spam albeit inadvertent spam. I
>request that all LinkedIn users try to figure out if there's a way to
>disable such nonsense from being sent to NFB lists by LinkedIn and, if so,
>to disable such messages.
>This is one reason I haven't joined LinkedIn; no one seems to be able to
>tell me whether or if I could disable such nonsense were I a LinkedIn
>subscriber and unless I could do so, I will *not* subscribe to LinkedIn.
>On my personal account, I have constructed a message recipient filter to zap
>all such messages. You can still ask me to join LinkedIn but you're gonna
>have to do it by direct message to me, not by accepting what I consider
>LinkedIn's bribe for a free account, that is, allowing it to spam on behalf
>of you.
>Anyway, I'm done ranting! (smile)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marci
>Carpenter via nfbwatlk
>Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2014 1:24 PM
>To: null
>Subject: [nfbwatlk] I'd like to add you to my professional network on
>Hi ,
>I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.
>- Marci
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         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
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